Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Red floss
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail with a short claret hackle tied flat
Throat: Red schlappen
Underwing: Claret hackle tied flat
Wing: Yellow hackle flanked by 2 claret hackles
Shoulder: Red golden pheasant feather
Cheek: Jungle cock
Notes: The mix of yellow and claret in an interesting one, and creates a chocolate like appearance. Robert ties the streamer with a feathers tied on the horizontal plane both in the belly and the underwing of the streamer. Most famously, this method of tying “flat” was used in the traditional tying of the 9-3 streamer designed by Dr. J. Hubert Sanborn.
Robert Galante – I’m a 55 year old fly tier who has been behind the vise since I was 12. I enjoy tying flies of all styles and most recently have been experimenting with wet flies. Both wet flies made popular by Ray Bergman/Don Bastian and the style of wet flies that are commonly fished in the UK. I do love Streamers for their beauty and there ability to catch fish.
[visit Robert’s streamer page on Streamers 365]